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Stable Court, Cottage Workshop and Dovecote Approximately 60 Metres South East of Great Tew House To, Great Tew

Description: Stable Court, Cottage Workshop and Dovecote Approximately 60 Metres South East of Great Tew House To

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 August 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 251849

OS Grid Reference: SP3980929025
OS Grid Coordinates: 439809, 229025
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9583, -1.4221

Location: 6 New Road, Great Tew, Oxfordshire OX7 4AH

Locality: Great Tew
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX7 4AH

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Listing Text

SP3929 (East side)
10/37 Stable court, cottage, work-
27/08/56 shop and dovecote approx. 60m
SE of Great Tew House together
with attached walls and piers
(Formerly listed as Great Tew
Park together with dovecote,
Stable quadrangle with gateway
and garden walls)

Stable court. c.1700, restored and extended early C19. Marlstone ashlar with
some limestone dressings; Welsh-slate roofs. Court surrounds 3 sides of a
quadrangle. 2 storeys Symmetrical south front, with plinth and limestone storey
band, has in the central bay, which breaks forward slightly under a gable, a
tall archway with double-stepped keyblock below a clock; to right and left are
limestone-architraved doorways with double-stepped keyblocks linked to the
storeyband, flanked by leaded stone mullioned-and-transomed windows; above each
door is a 2-light mullioned window. Outer bays break forward under hipped roofs
and contain similar doorways and windows. Roofs have a heavy wooden modillion
cornice,m from left of south front a stone-coped wall with intermediate panelled
piers projects forward and connects with gatepiers and gates approximately 80
metres south-east of Great Tew House (q.v.). From right of south front a similar
wall projects forward to another pier, the pair of gatepier and wall
approximately 83 metres south-east of Great Tew House (q.v.). South front
returns on left to a gable and on right to an early/mid C19 cottage and parallel
rear coach-house range. The cottage is of 2 storeys and has a 2-window range of
stone mullion windows with hood moulds. Central doorway with four-centred arch
and blind window above. Coach-house has a pair of axially placed arched
double-doored entrances with keyblocks and imposts. Behind the coach-house is an
early C19 laundry, now estate workshop, also with stone mullion windows. Linked
to the left end of the south range is an octagonal 2-storey dovecote, in similar
style, with narrow windows and an octagonal pyramid roof with one ogee-roofed
glover and 2 roof dormers. Interior of dovecote not inspected but stables have
C19 stalls and ceiling beams. Sane earlier roof timbers. Coach-house has a C19
first floor.
(VCH: Oxfordshire: Vol VI: p227; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p627; C.
Hussey, "Great Tew, Oxfordshire I"; Country Life, July 22, 1949)

Listing NGR: SP3980929025

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Source: English Heritage

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